The DuBose Society

"When you walk in this door, you are scared to death. You have cancer. You're scared of the disease. You're afraid of the treatment. But when you walk into Caring House, it's filled with hope, love, and support from everyone here. Caring House becomes their anchor." -Frankie DuBose


The DuBose Society pays tribute to the founders of Caring House, Frankie and Pete DuBose. 

36 years ago a social worker informed Frankie of the serious need for affordable housing for Duke cancer patients that don’t live locally. As a result, Frankie and Pete immediately began envisioning a “home away from home” for these individuals. Since opening our doors in 1992, Caring House has continued to fulfill their mission of helping cancer patients by providing an affordable, supportive and comforting place to stay during a time in life that no one wants to go through. 

The DuBose Society honors the generosity of individuals who make a gift of $1,000 or more during a fiscal year (July 1 - June 30), specifically to the Caring House Annual Fund. Your financial commitment allows us to provide 25 nights of subsidized rates of $40 to cancer patients and their caregivers. For more information about the DuBose Society, click here or contact Sasha Zarzour, Director of Development, at

We want to recognize our DuBose Society members for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 who are listed below. Thank you for your generous support in honor of our founders, Frankie and Pete DuBose. 


Dr. and Mrs. Jim L. Abbruzzese
Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Alman
Mr. Kent Anders and Dr. Carey K. Anders
Dr. and Mrs. David M. Ashley
Ms. Betty Bannat
Barnes Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Christy W. Bell, Jr.
Bertsch Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Brickey
C. M. Herndon Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Collie
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Cone
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Covington
Raymond E. & Ellen F. Crane Foundation
The Cullman Estate
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dod
Doing Good in the Neighborhood
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Doughton
The DuBose Family
Mr. and Mrs. Turan Duda
Duda Paine Architects, P.A.
Duke Cancer Institute
Duke Department of Neurosurgery and the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center
Duke Department of Radiation Oncology
Duke Hospital Auxiliary
Duke University Health System
Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Ms. Elisabeth Eisleben
Mr. and Mrs. Robinson O. Everett, Jr.
F.M.Kirby Foundation, Inc.
Mrs. Shirley Few
First Citizens Bank & Trust Company
The Forest at Duke
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Freedman
Ms. Katie Galbraith
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Greshes
Mr. Byron L. Hargett
Ms. Deirdre Hedrick
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Horton, III
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Howard
Mr. and Mrs. James G. Huckabee, IV
Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Hutchings III
Insurance People of North Carolina
Invested Realty
Mrs. Patricia H. Joklik
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kastan
Ms. Janice Keil
Dr. and Mrs. Steve Keir
Mr. Thomas S. Kenan, III
Kennon Craver, PLLC
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Kikuchi
Dr. and Mrs. John Kirkpatrick
Mr. Rickey Kirkpatrick
LabCorp of America Holdings
Laurie Landeau Foundation, LLC
Dr. Nicole A. Larrier
Ms. Judith C. Larrimore
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Liebman
Lindsey Self Storage Group
Mr. Bill Lindsey and Mrs. Jean Bethea
Mr. and Mrs. John Manuel
Mr. and Mrs. David C. May
Dr. and Mrs. Donald McDonnell
Mr. Sean McDonough
Mr. and Mrs. Phil McHugh
McKesson Corporation
Mrs. CeCe Meyers
Mr. Brad Miller and Ms. Katy Hollister
Mr. Ryan Miller
Dr. Joseph O. Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Moser
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mulhern
Mr. and Mrs. John Oxaal
Dr. and Mrs. Steve Patierno
Mr. Max Perkins and Ms. Cameron Howard
Mr. and Mrs. Jay L. Peters
Bernard Powell Estate
Mrs. Louise Pritchard
Dr. and Mrs. David Pulman
Dr. David Harpole and Ms. Karen Rabenau
Mr. Gene Rivera
Mrs. Lynn Roe
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Roessler
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rogers
Mrs. Frances Rollins
Mr. and Mrs. Mark I. Ryan
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Saffold
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Seamans
Stanton Enterprise Inc
Mr. Judd Staples and Dr. Betty Staples
Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Stern
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Stout, Jr.
Mr. Clay Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Triplett
Dr. and Mrs. James Vander Weide
Mr. and Mrs. Drayton Virkler
Mr. and Mrs. Jeroen van Wagenberg
Walters and Mason Retail, Inc.
Mr. Roger Ward
Mr. John W. Whitener
Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Whiting
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wood
Mr. Charles Anderson and Ms. Janie Ziegler

Phone (919) 490-5449
Fax (919) 493-8044
2625 Pickett Rd. Durham, NC 27705